Monthly Archives:: July 2014

The Merits of Ethnic Tagging

July 19, 2014 Opinion 24

Earlier this week I asked how we should tag books where both leads are considered white. (I say considered because race is a social construct.) Ridley and Rameau find the tags useful for finding non-white reads. (Beks didn’t weigh in as she was off doing productive things that will pay her.) Ridley followed… Read more »

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Links: Friday, July 18th

Links: Friday, July 18th

July 18, 2014 Links 6

The perfect reaction gif for your files. This Month in Multicultural Romance – Alyssa Cole is at Romance at Random with mini-reviews for a half-dozen novellas that feature POC protagonists. Just about everyone I know has been crazy busy lately. Whether it’s dealing with work, family, weddings, or new additions… Read more »

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Seduction’s Canvas by K.M. Jackson

Seduction’s Canvas by K.M. Jackson

July 17, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 1 DNF

I’m giving up on K.M. Jackson books for now. Two DNF reviews in a row feels less like reviewing and more like piling on. I picked up Seduction’s Canvas because it’s in the third person. Jackson’s Bounce has a lot of strong reviews, but the first person didn’t work for me. Seduction’s Canvas… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 16th

Links: Wednesday, July 16th

July 16, 2014 Links 3

On Illustrating Asian Characters Why Race Matters When We Write – Nancy Arroyo Ruffin is at For Harriet talking about how an author’s race is anything but irrelevant when she sits down to tell a story. Not talking about race and dismissing the topic altogether is the same as saying… Read more »

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Trapped At The Altar by Jane Feather

Trapped At The Altar by Jane Feather

July 15, 2014 Historical, Reviews 7

Trapped At The Altar has a street date of July 22nd but I can’t wait. (Sorry, kids.) Jane Feather was highlighted in June by NetGalley. While the synopsis didn’t grab me, the advance chatter did. This is an awful, terrible, no good book with a slut heroine whore? TELL ME MORE! (Well… Read more »

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Links: Monday, July 14th

Links: Monday, July 14th

July 14, 2014 Links 1

Always Be Squinching And Other Tricks From A Portrait Photographer The Problem With Buzzfeed Books – Ceilidh goes in on BuzzFeed Books and why it disappoints her. I’m pretty bored with the whole site, myself. Buzzfeed has massive influence over internet discourse, and yet they seem to be taking that… Read more »

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Links: Friday, July 11th

Links: Friday, July 11th

July 11, 2014 Links 5

Trigger Warning: Breakfast Dear School Boards of America: Have a Backbone. Also, Read Books. – I’m sure you’re all going to be quite shocked to hear that school boards rarely read a challenged book before voting to ban it. I know I could hardly believe it. None of the school… Read more »

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A Romantic Christmas in July

A Romantic Christmas in July

July 10, 2014 Movie / TV 2

I’ve been terrible at reading books lately. Or books have been terrible at reading me. Yeah, that’s it. It’s the books’ fault. Yeah. Instead of reading I’ve been doing weird stuff like spending time with my life mate and my friends, and spending way too much time on tumblr. And… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 9th

Links: Wednesday, July 9th

July 9, 2014 Links 6

Assistance dogs: How to spot them Rainbow Rowell Does Romance With A Subversive (Read: Realistic) Twist – Here’s what I don’t get: How effective is it to market something as a romance (but not)? Don’t you turn off romance fans by implying the genre they enjoy and therefore their taste… Read more »

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